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The Trickster is the main antagonist of The Sarah Jane Adventures, a spin off to the Doctor Who revival series.
He is an alien being from beyond the universe that seeks to manifest itself via chaos and has become a recurring antagonist in the Doctor Who universe - most notably the portion dealing with Sarah Jane (though the Trickster was mentioned in the official series during the events of "Turn Left", as well as in the Torchwood episode "Immortal Sins", and has once met the Tenth Doctor). He is the leader of a group known as the Trickster's Brigade. He is the archenemy of Sarah Jane Smith.
He was portrayed by Paul Marc Davies.
The Trickster can not exist for long periods of time in this universe and can't take physical form, often having to employ reflective surfaces in order to "show" itself (though he can also take the form of a faceless spectre) - although seemingly working alone the Trickster is said to be part of a Pantheon Of Discord.
At some point, the Trickster saved the life of the Graske Krislok from his spaceship crash, forcing him to become the Trickster's slave.
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane
The Trickster first encountered Sarah Jane Smith when he found satisfaction in the chaos caused a random asteroid strike. Knowing Sarah Jane would prevent this apocalyptic event, the Trickster removed her from the timeline, and had her childhood friend Andrea Yates, who originally died in 1964, live to take her place. As part of his manipulations, he arranged that the aliens that faced Sarah never invade, which also erased her adoptive son Luke.
However, Maria Jackson, who retained her memory of the original timeline due to holding an alien puzzle box, began to remind Andrea of Sarah Jane, and the Trickster sent Krislok to remove her from the timeline. While Sarah was in the void, the Trickser confronted her, and learned about the existence of the Doctor, and vowed to erase him next. While Krislok was successful in dealing with Maria, her father recovered his memories of her, and restored her. The Trickster confronted them and Andrea, and after she realised she had been manipulated, Andrea abandoned her deal with the Trickster, thwarting the Trickster's plan.
The Trickster was to reappear in the fifth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures where he would have been revealed to be the father of Sarah Jane's adoptive daughter Sky, but the episode was never filmed due to the death of Elisabeth Sladen.